Developmental Coordination Disorder

A childhood developmental disorder marked by clumsiness in otherwise healthy kids.
Developmental coordination disorder may occur alone or with other developmental disorders, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It usually continues into adulthood.
Symptoms include delays in sitting or walking. Children may find it difficult to jump or perform tasks such as tying shoelaces.
Treatment includes occupational and physical therapies to improve coordination.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W061
Diagnosis: Developmental Coordination Disorder
US Patients:
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M4;W
Age Onset: Child
Brain Area:
Symptoms: children’s poor muscular coodination that most of them grow out of, poor short-term memory for procedures
Progression: (Jim Lohr: Apparently this is primarily with coordination and use of arms, wrists and hands.)
Causes: 50% have ADHD, may be “oversensitive” to textures, touch, hearing, etc. , poor visual-spatial memory
Therapies: physical therapy and occupational therapy

Youtube Video: Developmental Coordination Disorder

Youtube Video:

The Adolescent with DCD

Youtube Video:

My Friend, Josh, Has DCD.

Amazon or Library Book: Dyspraxia: A Parent’s Guide . .

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Support Group: (Dyspraxia includes children

having difficulty coordinating motor skills and fine motor skills.)


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